“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)
Words matter. What we say and how we say it matters. David was spot on when writing this psalm. Our words should be considered in light of God. What words come out of our mouth (or these days typed from our fingers) should be acceptable to God. We should use our words to glorify God and build one another up, not tear people down.
The same goes for our thoughts. It is from our thoughts that words are formed. What we meditate on is important. It’s important to keep our focus on God and have Him first. Let everything flow out of that.
This week, let our words and thoughts be focused on Him.
“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” Colossians 4:5-6
Words and actions are important as followers of Jesus. We are blessed with the opportunity to worship Him and to share that blessing with others. Paul in his letter to the Colossians is key to point that out. Build relationships with others, make the best use of that time. It’s important to grow deep in those relationships so that God can be honored in them.
It’s important as well that your speech is reflective of that. This is the case not just verbally but also social media as well. Your online speech should be reflective of your relationship to God. Honor God in your words and in your actions. That’s what I hope to do and what I hope you will do as well.